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Jt.(7l<mef KITCHENS • ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS "^ "\ 



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The St. Charles Custom Kitchen business was born in 1935 
to bring personalized kitchen design and custom building 
to home owners and planners like yourself. 

Your impatience with inadequate construction of kitchens 
without consideration of a woman's work needs — your re- 
fusal any longer to put up with a dull, drab, awkward work- 
room in the vital center of a fine home— made St. Charles 
possible and important. 

In the years since 1935, St. Charles has helped bring about 
a revolution in kitchen treatment which you now see reflected 
in leading magazines, books and latest architectural and 
decorator thinking. St. Charles pioneered improved fashion- 
ing of steel, combining silenced strength and beauty to surpass 
all other materials. St. Charles originated and perfected 
color finishing of steel kitchens and the application of wood 
fronts to strong, warp-proof steel construction. 

Your St. Charles Kitchen is yours alone. Every step of the 
way, from the first line on the designer's board to the last 
finishing touch of installation, it is your ideas which guide 
our work. This is doubly insured by the personal service of 
our exclusive, factory-trained dealer in your community who 
is a specialist in our company methods. (See page 23 of 
this booklet.) 

Perhaps you have not heard of St. Charles before. We are 
not a mass production company. St. Charles is dedicated 
to serving individuals who resist ordinary kitchen treatment 
—people who know they want the finest and who appreciate 
the specialized planning, skillful designing and construction, 
tasteful styling and unlimited decorative possibilities, custom 
fitting and finishing which only St. Charles can give. The 
following pages show what may be done for your home. 



St. Charles is 40 miles west of downtown Chicago on 
Route 64. We would like to show you our new Tyler 
Road plant when you're passing this way. Visit our 
showrooms in Chicago at 122 South Michigan and in 
New York at 101 Park Avenue. 




Copyright, 1954, St. Charles Manufacturing Co. 



HOW YOU 

AND ST. CHARLES 

PLAN YOUR KITCHEN 




This page will serve as a practical outline 
for planning your new kitchen. There are 
good reasons, we think, why your kitchen 
choice should be St. Charles. You will 
understand these more clearly as you read 
through the pages that follow. 



FOOD PREPARATION AREA 

Here's where kitchen efficiency starts. A sound 
plan right here and half the job is done because 
this is the area that launches more than a 
thousand meals a year. See pages 6, 7, 8, and 9. 




CLEAN-UP AREA 

If this area suggests chores and hard work to 
you, you've a happy surprise in store. The whole 
point of St. Charles planning and custom build- 
ing is to make all work, in the kitchen a pleasure. 
See pages 10, 11, 12, and 13. 





COOKING AND SERVING AREA 

Here's where your own magic turns recipes into 
finished dishes — menus into meals. Proper ar- 
rangement moves everything along smoothly to 
the waiting table. See pages 14, 15, 16, and 17. 




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ST. CHARLES COLOR 

In the strictest sense, color is more a part 
of decoration than of planning or con- 
struction. However, St. Charles choice of 
fifteen different colors makes it an im- 
portant consideration from the outset. 
Color and decoration are discussed through- 
out this book with a complete listing of 
St. Charles colors on pages 18 and 19. 



"PLUS" AREAS 

Today's kitchen, beyond being a place to cook, 
can offer the expanded advantages of a home 
management area, an informal eating area, a 
home laundry or perhaps one of many special- 
ized areas to meet your individual requirements. 
See pages 20 and 21. 








PLANNING AND CUSTOM 



The types of units shown on these pages form the 
foundation for St. Charles planning and custom 
building. As you read through this booklet you 
will see how St. Charles has developed and added 
to these general storage units to give you con- 
venience features for specific kitchen areas un- 
equaled in the kitchen industry. 



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SINK FRONT 

Encloses sink plumbing and 
gives a flush, unified appear- 
ance to the complete kitchen. 
The sink compartment is fitted 
with a bottom plate which 
provides ample storage for 
cleaning supplies. 



CUPBOARD BASE UNITS 

Single or double door. Has adjustable shelf or 
may be fitted with sliding shelves. All sliding 
shelves have nylon rollers. This unit adapts itself 
to storage of large items. 



FULL-HEIGHT DOOR BASE UNITS 

By eliminating the usual shal-. 
low drawer in a cupboard unit 
additional space is gained for 
storing extra tall articles. Shelf 
is adjustable. May be fitted 
with sliding shelves. 



BUILDING BEGIN HERE 



St. Charles complete custom building means that 
these basic units and the many special units de- 
scribed on the following pages can be built to meet 
the needs of your kitchen, whatever the condi- 
tions. None are prefabricated and stocked. Each 
unit is made and finished after the order is received. 
This means that you will have a kitchen that fits 
your room exactly without excessive use of wasteful 
fillers. This type of production gives St. Charles 
extreme flexibility and makes it possible to give 
each kitchen attention unheard of on a mass pro- 
duction line. 





FULL-HEIGHT UNITS 



These units make full use of 
wall space. The unit shown 
here is for implement storage 
with three adjustable shelves. 
Other full-height units are 
available for general and spe- 
cialized storage. Additional 
shelves, sliding hooks, or slid- 
ing shelves may be added to 
the unit to meet specific needs. 



DRAWER BASE 
Available with 2 depths of 
drawers with varying combi- 
nations, providing good visi- 
bility and making contents 
readily accessible. AH drawers 
have nylon rollers and auto- 
matic stops. 



COMBINATION UNITS 

Combines advantages of cup- 
board and deep drawer base. 
May be fitted with sliding 
shelf in cupboard area. 




MIDWAY UNITS 

Provides auxiliary storage space for the area be- 
tween wall units and counter. Has sliding steel 
doors and one stationary shelf plus bottom shelf. 




WALL UNITS 

Single or double door, depending on width, and available in varying 
heights for general storage and for use over appliances. The 36" 
height with three adjustable shelves plus bottom storage area pro- 
vides the greatest storage space. All shelves are adjustable. All wall 
units have flush bottoms. 



MIXING AND FOOD PREPARATION 







COMBINATION UNIT 

Contains pull-out cutting 
board, cutlery drawer, 
flour, meal, and sugar bins, 
and bread and cake container. 



TILTING FLOUR BIN UNIT 
For use where considerable 
baking is done. A removable 
insert fits into the bin. Holds 
up to 52 lbs. of flour. 



You will want everything readily at hand when you begin 
mixing ingredients for baking", preparing salads, making sand- 
wiches, and peeling, paring and cutting uncooked foods. 
You'll need storage for such things as flour, sugar, certain 
canned goods, condiments, and refrigerated storage for perish- 
ables. You will also need storage for utensils appropriate to 
these activities. 

PLANNING HINTS FOR THIS AREA 

• Location of the mixing area, preferably between the sink 
and refrigerator. 

• Light is important. Fluorescent lighting may be recessed in 
the flush bottom of the St. Charles wall units. 

• Refrigerator door should open away from the mixing area 
counter so that you do not have to walk around it. 

• A maple top is an ideal surface for this area. 

• Adequate wall unit storage for keeping mixing ingredients 
is important. 



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SLIDING CUTTING BOARD 

Fits below shallow drawer. 
May be pulled out as needed. 



BREAD BOX 

A deep tin container with 
sliding cover, sliding wire shelf 
inside provides for two-level 
storage. 



ROTO-SHELF 

Fits diagonal corner wall unit, 
is adjustable and has a 20" 
diameter rotating pan for easy 
access to stored items. 



WAX PAPER HOLDER 

Holds any standard box of 
wax paper. Attaches to back 
of unit door. 



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AREA (continued) 






CROSS-WISE DIVIDERS 

Metal dividers welded crosswise into 
shallow drawer. 



MEAT GRINDER ATTACHMENT 

Clamps to edge of counter, providing 
sturdy extension edge to hold meat 
grinder. 





FLUORESCENT LIGHT 

Tube is recessed in space at bottom 
of wall unit. Electrical outlet at end 
to serve appliances. 



COOK BOOK RACK 

Book rests on ledge of stainless steel fas- 
tened to inside of door. Spring holds 
cook book open for following recipes. 




PASTRY BOARD 

For use on counter for rolling 
pastry or as a cutting surface. 
Stored in top drawer on sup- 
ports snapped on sides of 
drawer. 



SLIDING FLOUR OR SUGAR BIN 

Units exactly alike except 
flour bin, holding 9 lbs., is 
equipped with sifter and sugar 
bin, holding 16 lbs., has a 
dispenser. 



FLOUR, MEAL AND SUGAR BINS 

Three receptacles with tight- 
ly fitting covers easily re- 
moved. 



WALL UNIT FILE 
Movable file having two com- 
partments for such things as 
tins, covers, cook books, cas- 
seroles, etc. 



REFRIGERATOR VENTILATING UNIT 

Provides adequate ventilation 
for refrigerator by means of 
4" duct at rear of unit. Front 
portion available for storage. 





DECORATING HINTS FOR CLEAN-UP AREA 

Louvred shutters, folded back from over-sink windows, scalloped 
valance boards, ruffled chintz curtains, all are window treatments that 
will tend to "provincialize" this area, in which sink and windows will 
most frequently dominate. A slip-cover, made and ruffled in a small 
pattern material, will stamp an earlier period on even so modern a 
convenience as the posture chair at your sit-down sink. 

To catch the tone of today, plan horizontally paned windows, with 
wood-slat roller shades, accented with boldly designed, severely tailored 
curtains. Gooseneck spotlights, trained on a double-bowl sink below, 
flanked with recessed coved lighting, will emphasize the modern key. 



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will show you how the Clean-up 
Area fits into the complete kitchen 
plan shown at the left. 



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VEGETABLE STORAGE UNIT 

A ventilated unit with three 
sliding trays for fruits and 
vegetables that do not require 
refrigeration; wire baskets are 
optional. 



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The needs of this area present special problems, all of which have 
their answers in the equipment which St. Charles makes available 
to you. It is, of course, the dirty-dish-department, and proper 
arrangements must be made for cleaning up in the easiest possible 
manner. Since this section contains your kitchen's source of 
water, it will be used, not only for clean-up, but for processing 
foods that need water in their preparation or cooking. 

Dishwasher — Most standard makes may be incorporated into 
kitchen beneath a continuous counter top. For an exact color 
match, the dishwasher front may be finished at the factory along 
with your St. Charles Kitchen. 





PAPER TOWEL HOLDER 

Attached to bottom of wall unit. Holds 
any standard paper towel roll. Avail- 
able in standard St. Charles colors. 



CAN OPENER BRACKET 

Bracket for mounting any wall-type 
can opener, slides on track fastened 
to bottom of wall unit. Bracket may 
be removed for storage. 




TOWEL RACK 

To be attached to back of sink front 
door, keeping dish towels and tea 
towels readily at hand, where they're 
most frequently used. 




CUTLERY TRAY 

Wooden insert with compartments. 
For use in shallow drawers, for knives, 
forks, spoons, etc. 




TOWEL DRIER UNIT 

500-watt heating element, 
blower and automatic timer 
are located beneath sliding tow- 
el rods. Ventilated door. 




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VENTILATED TRAY 

For fruit or vegetable storage. 
Can be added to any cup- 
board unit. 



WIRE VEGETABLE BASKETS 

Set of three baskets which fit 
into vegetable tray for segre- 
gated storage. 



CABINET MIRROR 

Fitted on back of door of any 
wall unit or full height unit. 
Make-up accessories may be 
kept in cabinet. 



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CLEAN-UP AREA (continued) 

Storage should be provided in this area for your soaps and cleansers, 
dishcloths and dishtowels, and waxing supplies. Here, too, you 
will want to provide for such things as dried fruits, dry vegetables 
not needing refrigeration, and canned foods requiring water. 
St. Charles anticipated each of these needs by providing an orderly 
arrangement to accommodate them. It is this attention to details 
which, when totaled up for each area, results in the easy work- 
ability of a St. Charles Kitchen. 

PLANNING HINTS FOR THIS AREA 

• Placement of dishwasher is important, for right-handed 
person it should be to the left of the sink, for left-handed person, 
it should be to the right of the sink. 

• Provide for ample counter space on each side of the sink. 

• Provide storage for utensils used at the sink and then taken to 
other areas. 

• It is desirable to locate sink under a window, assuring a good 
source of daylight in this much-used area. This also will allow 
maximum use of wall areas for storage. 

• A fluorescent light mounted in the soffit over the sink will 
supplement the main ceiling light in your kitchen. 







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CUP RACKS 

Here are two solutions to the problem of how to 
store cups safely . . . wire cup racks, attached to 
bottom of wall unit shelf, or cup rack inserted, 
like a shelf, in back of wall unit. This rack can 
also be used for storing glasses. 




UTILITY SHELF 

An enameled steel shelf for 
use between wall units adds 
a decorative touch when used 
for knick-knacks. 



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REFUSE RECEPTACLE 

Galvanized container at- 
tached to inner side of sink 
door easily removed for dis- 
posal of contents. When door 
is closed, receptacle is auto- 
matically covered. 





BASE SLIDING SHELVES 
Can be used in any cupboard 
unit. Sliding feature of shelf 
brings the articles within easy 
reach. 



LID RACK 

Attached to back of base cabi- 
net door. Holds lids up to 10". 




SLIDING TOWEL RACK 
I hi ec chrome rods on 
enameled steel bracket for 
' Mlvenient storage of towels in 
link front area. 



AUXILIARY STORAGE RACK 

Attached to back of sink door 
holds cleansers, scouring ma- 
terials, and dish cloth. 




SINKS 

One thinks, ordinarily, of a sink as being just 
that and nothing more. But, to St. Charles, 
a sink is a kitchen convenience that, like 
every other element in a kitchen, should fit 
your work habits and the decorative scheme 
of your kitchen. This is the kind of thinking" 
that has made it possible for you to choose, 
from St. Charles, the sink arrangement you 
want. Besides the one on page four, here 
are three additional styles. 

RECESSED SINK 

The recess provides additional knee room 
while working at the sink. 



SINK ON DIAGONAL 

For use across a corner. Ideal for use with 
corner windows. 



SIT-DOWN SINK 

Now all the paring, peeling, 
stringing, sorting, slicing, 
and washing of fruits and 
vegetables that you've had 
to stand for can be done sit- 
ting clown. This special, shal- 
low sink, with its roomy re- 
cess for your knees, is 
St. Charles newest expression 
of better living in your 
kitchen. 




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DECORATING HINTS FOR COOKING AND SERVING AREA 

A range hood of stainless steel, cut in severely straight lines will 
emphasize a modern feeling of this interesting area. Remember 
built-in cooking surfaces and ovens, too, as smartly representative 
of the modern trend in both convenience and appearance. 

For the look of "something old" in something very new, give a 
thought to mounting a scalloped copper hood above your range or 
cooking surface, with provision for suspending pans and ladles. 
Your high bar for snack service can well be provided with sim- 
ple wooden stools, with ruffled chintz seat pads. 



the many advantages of a St. Charles 



COOKING 




The Cooking and Serving Area, 
illustrated in color at the left, is 
easily seen in its true relation to 
the entire kitchen, by referring to 
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TRAY STORAGE UNIT 

The unit is divided into four 
sections by chrome-plated 
rods. Bottom is lined with 
linowall, which is easily re- 
moved for cleaning. 



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A |MD SERVING AREA 



As you look through the illustrations and read their descriptions 
appearing on these pages you will notice several of the out-of-the- 
ordinary things that St. Charles can do to beautify as well as 
simplify this part of your kitchen. Most of the activity in this area 
centers around the range and oven, whether a free-standing unit 
or separate built-ins. Twenty years of observing kitchen traffic 
has taught St. Charles to arrange these appliances so that you 
may use them with a minimum of effort and lost motion. Provision 
of storage for table service is also desirable here and has been 
adequately arranged for by St. Charles. 



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PLATE RAIL 

Stainless steel rail holds plates on 
edge at rear of shelf. 




TRAY STORAGE PANEL 

Steel panels fastened in bottom of 
cupboard unit for holding trays. 




CANNED STORAGE INSERT 

Wire rack fits into sliding shelf for 
convenient storage of canned goods. 




RANGE HOOD 

Made of stainless steel. Fits beneath 
wall unit above range. 




SILVER STORAGE 
Unit has five sliding, parti- 
tioned drawers lined with 
tarnish-proof Pacific cloth. 
Cover of Pacific cloth also 
covers silver in each drawer. 
1 wo upper shelves have in- 
serts compartmented for silver. 



LINEN STORAGE 

Has five wide, shallow drawers 
for storing table linens with as 
little folding as possible, to 
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LID AND TIN FILE 

Any deep drawer may be 
fitted with dividers for vertical 
filing of pie and cake tins or 
lids up to 9" in diameter. 



VENTILATING UNIT 

Unit with exhaust fan for use 
above range. Comes complete 
with stainless steel range hood 
and four-speed control switch. 
Two filters trap grease before 
exhausting through duct work- 
to outside. 



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COOKING AND SERVING AREA 

CONTINUED 

In this area, you will want to keep handy certain foods that need 
little or no preparation, but go directly to the table or range. Some 
of these would be canned foods, cereals, crackers, tea and coffee, 
and macaroni. There should also be some supplementary storage, 
smaller than provided in the preparation area, for sugar, flour, and 
seasonings. In the serving area you will want storage for table 
linens, silverware, dishes and glassware. 

PLANNING HINTS FOR THIS AREA 

• Counter space is important next to the range burners; a 
stainless steel insert in the counter top next to the range will pro- 
tect your counter from hot pans. 

• Large wall units are desirable to store dishes. 

• Fluorescent lighting may be recessed in the bottom of wall units. 

• "Removal of cooking fumes should be provided for with a venti- 
lation unit over range burners. 

• A serving counter close to dining area will prove a handy place 
to organize food and dishes before taking them to the table. 





STEP SHELF 

Two shelves for storing condi- 
ments and other small articles 
within reach and visibility. 



HALF SHELF 

Shelf is half as deep as regular 
shelf. Use it in wall units, to 
store small articles at two levels 
in back, leaving room for tall 
items on the shelf below. 



SILVER STORAGE DRAWER 
Drawer lined and covered 
with Pacific cloth, and com- 
partmented for flat silver. 



CUTLERY DRAWER 

Separate compartments for 
kitchen cutlery and other 
small articles. Bottom of 
drawer lined with protective 
Linowall. 



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BUILT-IN COOKING UNITS 

Wonderful things can happen to your oven and 
cooking surface, when they become a part of your 
new St. Charles Kitchen. If you have always 
thought of them as only necessities in your kitchen, 
you're due for a happy surprise! 

Here, in a variety of custom treatments, they can 
be blended into the decorative beauty of your 
kitchen. Ovens may be built in, at comfortable 
waist-high levels. Surface cooking" units, in a variety 
of burner arrangements, can be inserted into pro- 
tective, stainless steel counter tops. Conventional 
ranges may be built in with stainless steel inserts 
surrounding the burners. 

This flexibility is, of course, the matchless prod- 
uct of custom-building, that lets you have what 
you want from St. Charles. 




BUILT-IN OVENS AND SURFACE UNITS 

For surface or drop-in burners, St. Charles provides 
custom tops and base units to accommodate all makes 
of equipment. For use with ovens, St. Charles provides 
a specially designed full-height unit for all makes. 



FINISHING TOUCHES 



DISTINCTIVE HARDWARE 

St. Charles door and drawer handles are 
of exclusive design, their slender, graceful 
lines lending distinction and identifica- 
tion to your kitchen. You may choose 
from four finishes — brass, black, and 
brushed or polished chrome. 





DECORATIVE SHELVES 

These shelves, covered in material match- 
ing your counter-tops, may be used to 
finish off the ends of rows of wall or base 

units. 



RADIUS END PANELS 

Gracefully curved end panels may be 
used to round off the otherwise square 
corners of end cabinets placed near doors 
or other traffic points. 




GLASS DOORS 

You may have glass panels in any wall 
unit door, to display lovely china or glass- 
ware, or to show a second color used as 
an interior finish. 




APRON PANELS 

These form a connecting link without in- 
terrupting the flow of design, whenever 
it is desirable to leave space between two 
base units. 



TUMBLER LOCKS 

Any drawer or door may be fitted with 
one of these sturdy locks. 

WROUGHT IRON LEGS 

A decorative touch of great usefulness in 
establishing the modern feeling. 

GRILLED DOORS 

Decorative as well as practical, they may 
be installed wherever added ventilation is 
wanted. 



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An open plan kitchen, 
designed and built by 
St. Charles and selected 
by "Living for Young 
Homemakers," for favor- 
able editorial comment. 



Color photograph courtesy of "Living for Young Homemakers." 



THE CHARM OF 

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IN YOUR KITCHEN 



The charm of color has found increasingly pleasant 
use in our homes during the past years, but full-color 
application was stopped cold at the kitchen door to 
the disappointment of thoughtful women. Though 
high on the want list of women everywhere, steel 
kitchens in color were an impractical dream until 
seven years ago when St. Charles introduced another 
"first" idea in custom kitchens — color finishes on steel. 
Today, you may benefit from these years of experience 
by having the color or combination of colors you and 
the decor of your home may require. 

Here, in the choice or interplay of colors, you can 
reach an ultimate of personal expression. Consider, for 
example, doing upper units in one color and lower 
units in another — units on one wall in a different 
color from those on another — contrasting interiors with 
exteriors in glass-doored units. Will you blend your 
kitchen into other parts of your home, or set it apart 
with color? Use deep tones, to quiet glaring sunlight? 
Brighten dark corners with high-key colors? St. Charles 
makes all of these things possible. So think about the 
charm of color as your kitchen plan takes shape. 



HERE IS YOUR 

CHOICE 

OF COLORS BY 

ST. CHARLES 



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Sunny Yellow 
Sand Beige 
Pine Green 
Charcoal 
Stratford Yellow 




Ice Blue 
Terra Cotta 
Shell Pink 
Autumn Gold 
Sherwood Green 



Sea Green 
Spice Brown 
Sky Blue 
Deep Aqua 
White 



NATURAL WOOD 
EXTERIORS, TOO 

For those who prefer the decorative effect 
of wood, yet want the advantage of steel 
construction, St. Charles has originated cus- 
tom construction of solid steel casework 
combined with natural wood doors and 
drawer fronts. Prime birch, finished in 
natural tone or in a soft, dark brown, lets 
your St. Charles Kitchen display the texture 
of natural wood, while you enjoy the long life 
and low maintenance of custom-built steel. 



If the situation demands, any color you want may be matched 
by special schedule arrangement. 



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PLUS" AREAS IN YOUR KITCHEN 




Here are suggestions for other functions that can be combined with 
your kitchen, made possible by the complete flexibility of St. Charles 
custom-building. With the development of one or more of these 
"plus" areas in your plan, your kitchen's usefulness and your con- 
venience are instantly multiplied. Imagine, for example, the time- 
saving utility of a wisely planned laundry area, a comfortable, sit- 
down planning area, an eating area for 'tween-meal snacks or family 
meals — all so easily and so naturally absorbed within your practical 
kitchen plan. The few examples on these pages are sure to stimulate 
your own imagination to suggest "plus" areas best suited to jour needs. 



SERVICE PANTRY 

Here in the service pantry, everything is 
conveniently at hand for the preparation of 
refreshments and storage of supplies required 
for this pleasant task. This relieves kitchen con- 
gestion, at the time when the kitchen proper is 
at its prc-dinner busiest. 




EATING AREAS 
This typical arrangement adds remarkably 
to the convenience and pleasantness of the 
modern kitchen. Serving and clean-up are 
accelerated by the pass-through arrangement 
and the suspended units which offer easy access 
from either side. 



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Contains two sliding shelves, 
behind a locking, full-height 
door, each fitted with a 
wooden insert providing in- 
dividual compartments for 
bottles, openers, and other 
associated accessories, Di- 
vider inserts are available 
separately for use in any 
sliding shelf. 




DIVIDER UNIT 

Separating kitchen proper 
from dining area, provides 
extra shelf-storage space, ac- 
cessible through doors on 
either side. 




ROVING WORK CENTER 

Incorporating special-purpose units and acces- 
sories of your selection, is mounted on large, 
quiet casters for easy movement to any conven- 
ient location. 



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SOILED LINEN UNIT 
Contains a spacious bin, at- 
tached to a tilting door front 
that is louvred for adequate 
ventilation. 



LAUNDRY AREA 

In the laundry area, designed by St. Charles, provision can 

be made to build in equipment beneath a counter top, thereby 

blending the appliances themselves into your decorative scheme. 



SERVICE STORAGE 
Broad drawers, for flat, 
wrinkle-free storage of 
table linens, topped by 
glass-doored display of 
your nicest china. 



UTILITY— PLANNING 

A maple cutting board, 
at easy, sit-down level, 
serves as a handy plan- 
ning desk in its off-duty 
hours. 



AUXILIARY STORAGE 
Generous cupboard 
storage and serving sur- 
face combine to form a 
useful "buffet" in this 
auxiliary storage area. 








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CONVENIENT TWO-LEVEL TOPS 




Lower surface-level may be incorporated in your St. Charles 
kitchen, pro%'iding greater comfort for working when seated or a 
more convenient working level for mixing or whipping ingredients 
in bowls, This also provides comfortable counter height for 
children's use. 



CUSTOM SINK TOPS AND COUNTERS 

A St. Charles one-piece, continuous counter top marks the truly custom-built 
kitchen and plays an important part in making the kitchen fit right and look right. 
Its smooth, continuous surface is built at the factory to the shape and dimensions 
your room requires. The foundation is a sturdy steel core, reinforced for strength 
and rigidity. To this core the covering material of your choice (Vinyl, Formica, 
Textolite, Granette Corlon) is bonded with a waterproof cement. Sink bowls 
mav be porcelain enameled cast iron, porcelain enameled pressed steel, or stain- 
less steel and are sealed in the top with a waterproof connection. 

If desired you may have the entire top of stainless steel. This makes an 
excellent working surface and is as adaptable to custom building as is a Vinyl 
or Formica top. 

Inserts of various materials may be built into the counter top, examples are 
shown on this page. 




STAINLESS STEEL INSERT 

Stainless steel inserts, built into 
any top, are extremely useful next 
to a free-standing range, provid- 
ing damage -proof surfaces on 
which hot cooking utensils may be 
placed directly upon removing 
them from the range. 



MAPLE 

Because of its special value as a 
surface for cutting, mixing or 
rolling, this material rates high on 
the wanted list for most kitchens. 
It is especially desirable in the 
mixing and food preparation area. 



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THE PART YOUR ST. CHARLES DEALER PLAYS 

Now that you have read this booklet explaining what you can expect of your 
St. Charles Kitchen, your next step should be to see your St. Charles Dealer. 
Using his wealth of experience and your own ideas, he will develop a plan which 
will become the basis for the factory's blueprint in custom-building your indi- 
vidual St. Charles Kitchen. Your St. Charles dealer is a specialist in planning 
custom-built kitchens — a trained expert who can design your kitchen to inter- 
pret your ideas. He has trained personnel to install the kitchen properly and 
is prepared to co-ordinate all the trades needed for completing your kitchen. 
His guidance and advice can assure you of the full satisfaction you deserve to 
enjoy in your new kitchen. 

If you desire, your St. Charles dealer can also advise you wisely, of ways 
to finance your new kitchen investment. There are several plans available 
and he can help you to find the one that's best for your budget. 

See him soon and get an early start toward the best kitchen you can 
possibly buy . . . custom-built of steel, by St. Charles. 

Look for the name and address of your St. Charles dealer in the yellow 
pages of your phone book. 



ST. CHARLES MANUFACTURING COMPANY 



ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS 




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KITCHENS 

CUSTOM-BUILT OF STEEL 





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TCHEN JERS 

ROOSEV i ;OTEL 

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA 

TEL. 5037 



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